External url as post Featured Image (thumbnail)


[ ✅ 𝐒𝐄𝐂𝐔𝐑𝐄 𝐏𝐋𝐔𝐆𝐈𝐍𝐒 𝕓𝕪 ℙ𝕦𝕧𝕠𝕩 ] :

• Revised for security to be reliable and free of vulnerability holes.
• Efficient, not to add any extra load/slowness to site.
• Don’t collect private data.

Plugin Description

Set External-URL as post thumbnail url. (For developers: you can also use a filter-hook to programatically set external url as post’s thumbnail):

add_filter("external_thumbnail_url_for_post", "your_function", 20, 2);
function your_function($existing_external_url, $post_id ){  }

To get thumbnail url with function:

$GLOBALS['ExternalUrlAsPostFeaturedImageThumbnail']->get_post_external_thumbnail_url( $post_id );

Available Options

See all available options and their description on plugin’s settings page.

Capturas de pantalla

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A) Enter your website “Admin Dashboard > Plugins > Add New” and enter the plugin name
B) Download plugin from WordPress.org , Extract the zip file and upload the container folder to “wp-content/plugins/”



5 de Febrero de 2020
I've been using a plugin for external images called Featured Image for URL, but the recent version screwed up another plugin which allowed me to show recent posts when the featured image was from an external url, and now my homepage was all screwed up, so in desperation, I installed this one. It works perfectly so far!
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Historial de cambios


  • First release.